- To see a prosperous community (Whole in Spirit, Soul and Body)
- To help people know Jesus through day to day assistance and caring for those in need
- To demonstrate God's Love
Point of Care Explained
- A Volunteer Ministry of the Church
- A concept / vehicle that helps the Church Members to share their surplus / unneeded goods, gifts, talents & time
- An extension of the Choose Life footprint into our own Congregation\'s needs and the needs of the community
- A database of resources, provided by the Church Members themselves
More about Point of Care
We distribute and manage donations from our own Congregation. We also help Church Members to share their gifts, talents & time with the community.
November 2011, Point of Care was officially launched with a forum of 5 passionate people that wanted to see more people cared for. This team is managed by Rene Schnolzer; and Pastor Riaan Visser over-sees the ministry.
December 2012 we organized Choose Life Church's first Outreach, to Dreamhouse in Silverton. Dreamhouse is a warehouse where the blind and disabled create and package furniture and grow sticks. About 50 disadvantaged families are dependent on the work opportunities from this warehouse. The Congregation took a Saturday morning to bless them with groceries, stationary and toys. We had a time of praise & worship together and then ended with lunch. This Community was blessed and ministered to, instead of just collecting a blessing.
Point of Care has been so blessed as a ministry by our CHOOSE LIFE member’s generous donations. We have received clothing, toys, books, games, household items like crockery, curtains, towels, bed linen, furniture, electrical appliances, food items, toiletries, household cleaning supplies, fabric, wool and crafting materials, school stationery etc.
The Point of Care team has now grown to eight volunteers. Two do weekly collection and delivery of 80 liter of soup as well as donations, two members visit, pray and bless the aged, three sort through, pack donations and make up the hampers, and one visits organizations to establish their needs.
Harmonie Hof in Sunnyside a Retirement Home, received kitchen appliances, clothing, bed linen and curtains. We now have two ladies from our church visiting with some of the residents in need of companionship and prayer. Furthermore they are blessed with toiletry gift pack and snack meal hampers.
We have assisted various indivi-duals and families in our congregation and Life Groups. Mini-stries and organizations that have been assisted are Danville Rooms as well as the NEA Foundation in Danville and Booysens area. We have supplied them with food, clothing for children, toys, books and games for their nursery schools, crèche, and after care centre. Fountains of Life a ministry in Eersterus, Fire Revival Community Church in Mamelodi and Beam Africa in Nellmapius have all received clothing, household goods, school clothes, stationery, school bags, as well as toys, and games for the nursery schools.
House Gilead is a step down facility from Weskoppies Mental Hospital. Ps Jan van Niekerk pays regular visits to the home and we have been able to help them with groceries, household cleaning materials, and items on their wish list such as jigsaw puzzles, board games, playing cards and crafting materials.
The Church for the deaf in Booysens had a weekend outreach to a deaf school in Polokwane, and Point of Care was able to donate 150kg of instant porridge to the school hostel. We also assisted them with clothing, groceries, toiletries and cleaning materials for unemployed members in their church.
We recently delivered four desks and six chairs to Betel Ministries in Shere, and clothing, toys and household items to Africa Food For The Hungry that support squatter camps around Pretoria.
All Christian literature and Bibles Afrikaans, English and African languages are collected for a Book Ministry at Pretoria Central Prison
This year we have started supporting ‘Peas-in-a-Pod’. This is a house of safety for abused girls between the ages 3 and 18. We were able to give each girl 3 sets of clothes and one pair of shoes and we hope to help with winter clothing nightwear and slippers soon.
We also started creating a database that records the personal attributes offered by our members. Often people are willing to supply advice or support with a unique request. Some give things and others give support. We welcome any help. Senior citizens often need companionship and up and coming entrepreneurs need help to start their own business. At the same time we get people wanting to get more involved and they have a special gift and passion for coaching Business Owners. or someone offers to help in any way possible, as they have time on hand. By knowing the needs we can get information from our database and try to connect the different parties. Point Of Care is aware of the needs in the Community. We assist the need with practical help or with a willing individual that can support a need. We can even be viewed as a collection and distribution centre. We welcome requests for help. Be it from our own congregation, organisations, institutions or individuals. We will make the congregation aware of projects that are currently running or if we can immediately assist, we will.
We welcome requests for help, please email requests to
firstname.lastname@example.org, call our Church Office or make use of our suggestion box inside the Donation box in the foyer.
We thank you for your giving. Watch the Power Point presentation before church (on the screens), or read the announcement flyer for specific needs.